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Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii

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Dodecatheon clevelandii
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Dodecatheon clevelandii
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Dodecatheon clevelandii

Species Name: Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii
Common Name: Padre's Shootingstar

Captivating flowers. Mass in front of a mixed border with spring bulbs. Disappears in the summer, then reappears with the first rains. Protect from slugs and snails.

Plant Family: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1'h
Growth Habit: Rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or shade
Soil Preference: Tolerates clay
Water Requirements: Semi-dry
Cold Hardy to: to 30 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale Pink with yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Sierra Nevada foothills, Central Western (except central coast), and South Western (except San Gabriels)
Natural Habitat: Grassy slopes and flats

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  • From California Wild Flowers, Theodore Payne's 1910 first catalog dedicated to California flora: "Perennial 1 to 1 1/4 feet high. Flowers in shape like the Cyclamen, varying in color from delicate lilac to pure white; the petals are ringed at the base with pale yellow, and the beak of the flower is violet-purple; very fragrant. One of the most interesting of our native flowers. Pkt. 10c."
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